Hi. Our topic today is Hippowdon. Hippowdon is being suspected as a "solution" to the called for "Sand Suspect". We chose Hippowdon over Smooth Rock as we figured that Smooth Rock ban would not have the desired impact and would not sufficiently hinder the sand play-style if the playerbase wished to address the problem. So. Discuss Hippowdon's impact on the metagame as both a sand setter and or a wall/tank if you feel it is appropriate to mention those attributes. Arguments must make logical sense and be reasonably well presented. Don't post calcs alone, post an argument with calcs to support it if appropriate. Do not argue for "alternative suspects" such as Stoutland or Smooth Rock in this thread. That's not what it's for. Anyone is welcome to post, but anyone is also welcome to deconstruct anyone else's post if they feel they are capable of doing so and that it is worth doing. However personal attacks are unacceptable.